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• Nolan Buresh, of Wadena, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, was named to the school's fall quarter dean's list.

• State Sen. Dan Skogen receives a Certificate of Merit from Hiedi Hoks, past president of the Minnesota Library Association, at their annual convention in St. Cloud. Skogen was honored by the MLA for his work to increase access to public and school libraries in Minnesota.

• Northwestern College in St. Paul announced that Crystal Vorderbruggen, daughter of David and Beckie Vorderbruggen of Wadena, will be participating in the Song and Dance tour, a concert series of 20th century symphonic wind repertoire featuring the Symphonic Band along with the Jazz Ensemble.

Tour dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Lake Mills, Iowa

Thursday, Jan. 7 in Story City, Iowa

Saturday, Jan. 9 in Waterloo, Iowa

Thursday, Jan. 14 in St. Paul, Minn.

Vorderbruggen is a senior pursuing a degree in instrumental music ed/special ed and is a 2005 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High School.